Monday, September 25, 2006

pour down

rain sliding off the rooftops
hardly anybody on the street today
anybody who is is running for cover
except for me, but i'm not exactly sane

i ain't worried about getting wet
that's the least of the thoughts in my head
i'm just thinking about what we had
what we did and what we said

pour down on me
wash these blues away
cleanse my soul and my memory
make me forget
on my knees i pray

thought of stopping at a payphone
then i realized who i would call
gave my change to a homeless man instead
then emptied my pockets and gave him all

pour down on me
wash these blues away
cleanse my soul and my memory
make me forget
on my knees i pray

and i stare at the lights in the windows
and i wonder what secrets they hold
and i know i've done bad bad things
all i'm asking for is one more chance now

"I've loved like I should, but lived like I shouldn't. I had to lose everything to find out..."

10 comments:

  1. Bone I don't know what to compare this to or how to describe my feelings about it

    My favorite line, though it's not the best is the fourth in the first stanza. Sets the tone for the rest

    Reminds me of an old Coasters song---DW Washburn--with some Tom Waits and pure Bone

    love the way you turn lyrics around

    make me forget
    on my knees i pray

    And must kill you not to use caps :-)

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  2. I like this, but I like most of your poems. :)

    Reminds me of "I'll do my crying in the rain."

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  3. You need to set that to music!!!

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  4. i ain't worried about getting wet
    that's the least of the thoughts in my head
    i'm just thinking about what we had
    what we did and what we said


    Lovely.
    Love'll do that to ya, too. Nothing else matters.

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  5. Pia: I love your comparisons. You almost always throw in Tom Waits.

    I'm a capitalizer from way back ;-)

    Carmen: Aha!

    "Raindrops falling from heaven will never wash away my misery..."

    Carnealian: If only I could write music. Or convey the melody that's in my head.

    Blondie: Thanks, dear.

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  6. Just passing through. Admiring the depth of your prose. ;-)

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  7. SurrenderDorothy9/26/2006 03:28:00 PM

    See, you are a musician. Start with humming the melody into a hand-held. Then pick it out on a keyboard. Record that. So that when you have fellow musicians around you with a particular talent in theory, they can help orchestrate and fill in chord progressions ect..

    Just because it isn't yet, doesn't mean it won't be.

    The Everly brothers started with just a melody too.

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  8. I like it. Ditto the Tom Waits comparison. I can hear the gravel in his voice now. Did you ever hear that Flaming Lips song we talked about? "Do you Realize. . ." I swear it's not as depressing as the lyrics sound.

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  9. Lass: Thank you.

    Heather B: Enjoy your stay. Be sure to check out the archives.

    Dorothy: I've never seriously considered it. But I do have a small keyboard. Hmm...

    Hotpinksox: Very flattered by the comparison. I haven't heard that song yet.

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